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for a signature. that's what we want to happen. it looks like harry reid is going to move something february 25th. that's the best case scenario. but if the senate doesn't move, we might just have a sequester. >> that is going to spell trouble. this comes back to america's $16.5 trillion in debt. a new poll from the pew research center shows that americans want their elected officials to stop kicking the this can down the road. 72% of americans say deficit reduction should be a top priority for the president and for congress, up 19 percentage points in the last four years. that ranks third, by the way, behind strengthening the economy and improving the jobs situation. i'm not sure how you prioritize these things, john, because they're all important, all crucial. >> that's right. >> but you say that the president is uniquely positioned to deal with the deficit, with i is coming out as the top issue for people. why? >> absolutely. for two reasons, ali. first of all, president obama is in the sweet spot of his presidency, the moment of maximum leverage that occurs for a president right after re-elec
group in washington. no surprise harry reid has quite a different take from the republican mitch mcconnell on an economy that's supposed knob in recovery just shrank for the first time since the recession. listen. >> the moral of the fourth quarter is a repudiation of the republican playbook. growth went down in the fourth quarter because of reduced government spending. and a reticence of the private sector as congress fought over the fiscal cliff. >> was that gdp number a repudiation of the republican playbook? >> maybe a little bit. but let me tell you, christine, i think the clouds are starring to lift in this city. maybe they can be embarrass pd. the period between christmas and new year's was so humiliating, they look sod pathetic that i think this playbook of seeking confrontation has been abandoned. we are not going to have a debt ceiling default crisis. we're not going you have to a government shutdown. yeah, we'll probably have sequester for a few months. but i think these great epic struggles that worried the markets are starting to fade as a strategic policy. >> do you th
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